Short Shirl


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Short Shirl

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 ENGINE1 x 375hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII 12-cylinder water-cooled in-line engine
  Take-off weight5512 kg12152 lb
  Empty weight3319 kg7317 lb
  Wingspan52 m171 ft 7 in
  Length35 m115 ft 10 in
  Height13.3 m44 ft 8 in
  Wing area791 m28514.24 sq ft
  Max. speed93 km/h58 mph
  Ceiling10000 m32800 ft
 ARMAMENTone torpedo

Klaatu83, e-mail, 02.11.2012 19:35

The Shirl was a shipboard torpedo bomber, intended as a replacement for the Sopwith Cuckoo, and designed in competition with Blackburn's "Blackburd". Neither was accepted by the British Admiralty.

A Shirl prototype was modified for an attempt to fly the Atlantic west-bound from Ireland, but the plane was forced to land in the Irish Sea due to engine failure before the proposed flight even began.


Martin Giles, e-mail, 13.03.2009 04:29

The numbers in metres are actually the dimensions in feet. The numbers in feet are therefore totally wrong.


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